Innovation

The ultimate goal is to develop a new team supported work-based learning process within fabrication VET that improves the conditions for learning theory for opperative staff with strong practical skills, but which at the same time are challenged with learning and writing disabillities or has experienced to be a school leaver. It enables individual’s informal competences and skills to become recognised and accepted, within fabrication NQ, and built on through individualised and group learning supported processes.

This project will develop and pilot a system for the delivery of innovative ‘individualised’ work- based learning practices supported by in-company teams. The pre-requisite processes recognising prior learning and flexible learning resources will be aligned to a shared framework of industry endorsed learning outcomes. The continuous assessment of practical competence at the workplace will involve employers and inform NQ assessment results that are understood by the main fabrication companies in Europe. Consequently, work-based VET pathways and qualifications will gain parity of esteem and learner mobility will be promoted, aided by European tools, including EQF and ECVET. The European industry’s aim of promoting knowledge exchange between the main fabrication countries and collective problem solving will be synergised by the shared learning system.

Toi achieve better effect of training, the project proposes to address:

  • Industry VET demands inform VET supply and responsiveness
  • Responsive VET centers offer work-based learning
  • Blended learning processes gives better quality of VET
  • Provide vocational excellence towards fabrication industry
  • Experienced students help less experienced students

The project will demonstrate how VET schools may set up, establish and deliver blended learning solutions that quickly respond on industry demands. The courses delivered demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making online by supporting and make it interactive through work-based training activities. This helps promoting social interactions between the students. In addition, the use of an online professional e-learning platform in combination with the work-based learning activities in the companies workshop, helps promoting intrinsic and extrinsic motivation thus improving students` performance.

In addition, the project challenges the fabrication industry to formulate their VET demands and specifications, by introducing new VET training methods that are more time- and cost efficient, while at the same time providing flexible training solutions that will better allign with the production plans. 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use, which may be made of the information contained therein.